Petr Lisý

Petr Lisý

I gained my M.A. in Adult Education at the Charles University in Prague. In 2006 I completed the two-year course in Psychological Astrology and after that I became practising Jungian astrologist (consultations, lectures, courses, articles published). In the years 2008-2012, I also passed out advanced training in the psychotherapeutic method of Biosynthesis and became certified psychotherapist. I also translated into Czech language books by authors like S. Grof, E. Laszlo, C.M. Bache, G. Roth or H.H. Dalai Lama. I am a board member of The Club of Budapest CZ and had lectures at the European Integral Conference 2016 (Hungary), International Transpersonal Conference 2017 (Prague) and Altered Conference 2017 (Berlin). In 2017, I published in Czech a book whose English title would be “Archetypal Aastrology: The Development of Psychological Astrology from C.G. Jung to S. Grof”.

“The Spiritual Tradition of Prague”

Since this symposium takes place in Prague, I would like to remember in my lecture the importance of the city as one of the historical centers of Western spirituality – in Middle Age, Renaissance, as well as the 20th century. I intend to briefly present an overview of the three historical periods, in which the city played crucial role in further development of European spirit, these being: (1) the reign of the Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. of Luxembourg (1346 – 1378), who made Prague the capital of the half of Europe, founded its university, bridge, etc.; (2) the reign of the Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II. of Habsburg (1576 – 1612), who made Prague again the capital of the half of Europe and hosted at his court prominent artists, scholars, astrologers and alchemists of that time; (3) the time of large psychedelic use in research and psychotherapy in 1960’s and subsequent “transpersonal” school of thinkers belonging into the circles of dissent oppressed by the communist regime. The main aim of the lecture would be to emphasize the specific “genius loci” of Prague with its sacred architecture and rich history of consciousness expansion (i.e. studies in the field of Renaissance Alchemy, Modern Hermetism, or LSD psychotherapy). This lecture could be thematically connected with an Alchemical Walk through Prague, which might be a nice part of the pre- or post-conference program.